Obituary – Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasimi

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Kishenganj (Bihar): Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasimi, Member of Lok Sabha from Kishneganj and leading educational activist, died after a cardiac arrest on December 7. He was 76.
He was twice elected MP from Kishenganj in eastern Bihar on the ticket of the Indian National Congress. He was one of the two Islamic scholars elected to the Lok Sabha, the other being Maulana Badruddin Ajmal from Assam. Maulana Asrarul Haq put a consistent struggle to set up the Aligarh Muslim University centre in Kishenganj, an educationally backward region in Bihar. He held the post of general secretary of the Jamiatul Ulema Hind. He was also executive member of the Darul Uloom Deoband. He has left behind three sons and two daughters.